Systems Engineer

Criterion Systems   •  

Sterling, VA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 34 days ago

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. We are seeking a Principal Cyber Engineer to support a position in Sterling, VA. The chosen candidate will support a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats.


Criterion is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. Criterion is seeking a Cyber Engineer to collaborate with the Customer’s SE&I team to assess architectures and requirements, to develop derived requirements and systems engineering artifacts, and to guide the Agile scrum teams in the development of advanced cybersecurity capabilities. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development in order to accomplish our goals. In addition toour great culture we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Assist in identifying, prioritizing, and coordinating the protection of critical cybersecurity infrastructure and key resources
  • Perform advanced system design functions, including interpretive analyses, chart preparation and associated diagrams/enhancement plans
  • Assess and analyze system security to identify and mitigate risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Recommend countermeasures to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Testing of existing and new technologies
  • Ensure applicable documentation is updated according to client standards.
  • Routinely provide guidance to and assists in the training of less experienced staff.
  • Review/analyze requested changes for equipment, technology and/or other factors/trends which are planned for deployment in the customer space

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility (SSBI within the last 5 years)
  • BS Cyber Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, OR a related field. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for eachyear of degree level education.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Must have a 8 years of professional experience
  • Must have experience related to Cyber Security Engineering
  • Must have experince in Intelligence collection,analysis,and reporting process/procedures
  • Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships in alllevels of the organization, including customers, organizations, internal management, and support
  • organizations
  • Experience with standard security principles, policies, standards and industry best practices.
  • Strong leadershipandcommunication skills, includingnegotiationsexperience
  • Knowledge of U.S. GovernmentInformationAssurance policies, procedures,standards,guidelines,and objectives.
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level III certification (CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP or Associate, GCED, GCIH)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with three or more of the following:
    • Security COTS integration
    • Security Incident Event Management
    • Insider Threat Monitoring
    • Operating System Hardening
    • Vulnerability Assessment testing
    • Identification and Authentication schemes
    • Public Key Infrastructure and Identity Management
    • Cross Domain Solutions
    • Computer Network Exploitation (CNE)
    • Computer Network Operations (CNO)
    • Malware Analysis
    • Reverse Software Engineering
  • Understanding of security technologies and concepts, experience in design and implementation of secure network solutions
  • Experience and knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, topology, sockets and security), operating systems (Windows/UNIX/Linux), and web technologies (Internet security)
  • Knowledge of Information Assurance and Information Operations technologies and development activities.
  • Working knowledge of network protocols and common services such as DNS, FTP,email,
  • Understanding of the processes and guidelines for Certifying & Accrediting (DCID, ICD, NIST 800-53, SANS 20) information systems based upon experience on a large-scale development program.
  • Knowledge of software development and systems development lifecycle practices
  • Understanding of windows and UNIX operating systems
  • Practical experience hardening IT systems in compliance with STE/STIG guidelines
  • Experience working with teams in an agile development environment

Requisition ID : 1736